Colosseum Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
I’m so excited to release the Colosseum Shawl crochet pattern! It’s a triangular shawl with an openwork, lacy design that has amazing drape and a soft feel. It’s the perfect addition to dress up your outfit, or you can add it to your favorite pair of jeans for some extra warmth on cooler days.
It works up fast and you’ll be able to wear it in no time.
We’ll be working on this as a CAL in my Facebook group, so the pattern will be released on the blog in sections. Join me for tutorial videos, questions, and all other info in the group HERE starting 11/8/21.
COLOSSEUM SHAWL CAL
Before blocking – 47” wide x 24” to center tip
After blocking – 63” wide x 30” at center point
Yarn: #3 DK/light worsted
Sample used Leither Co DK Superwash Merino in colorway Greece
2 hanks (450 yds total)
Crochet Hook: Size I/9 (5.50 mm)
Notions: Yarn Needle
Gauge: 6 (dc, ch 1) repeats x 7 rows = 4 inches, blocked
ch – chain
dec – decrease
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
For a list of abbreviations please see my List of Abbreviations.
- The triangular shawl is worked from center out, creating a center point and ends.
- Stitches open up significantly with aggressive blocking. The shawl is gorgeous either way, but will be closer to shawlette size if you don’t block it.
Make magic ring,
Row 1: (WS) Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 throughout), *(dc, ch 1) in magic ring 3 times, dc in magic ring, turn. (5 dc, 4 ch-1 sps)
Row 2: (RS) Ch 2 (counts as hdc throughout), hdc in same st as beg ch 2, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc, hdc in next ch-1 sp**, 3 hdc in next dc (creating center point), hdc from * to **, 2 hdc in last dc, turn. (13 hdc)
Row 3: (WS) Ch 4, dc in same st as beg ch 4, *sk next hdc, dc in 3rd loop of next hdc (3rd loop will be the horizontal loop in front of hdc), ch 1**, rep from * across to center hdc at point, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in center hdc, rep from * to ** across to last hdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of beg ch 2, turn. (11 dc, 10 ch-1 sps)
Row 4: (RS) Ch 2, hdc in same st as beg ch 2, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next dc**, rep from * to ** across to center dc at point, 3 hdc in center dc, rep from * to ** across to last dc, 2 hdc in last dc, turn. (25 hdc)
Rows 5 – 40: Repeat Rows 3 – 4.
End Stitch Counts: Row 39: (119 dc, 118 ch-1 sps); Row 40: (241 hdc)
Note: If you have less than 450 yds you can leave off a few of the repeats (just make sure you end on an even row).
The first photo below shows what it will look like before you block it.
The second photo shows the shawl blocked so you can see the detail if you need more help making sure the stitches are being done correctly.
Row 1: (WS) Ch 4, dc in same st as beg ch 4, sk next 2 hdc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in 3rd loop of next hdc, sk next 2 hdc**, rep from * across to last st before center hdc, skip next hdc, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in center hdc, skip next dc, rep from * to ** across to last hdc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of beg ch 2, turn.
Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-1 sp, rep from * in each ch-1 sp across, sl st in first dc to finish.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
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